Elizabeth Jane Corbett

About me

When Elizabeth Jane Corbett isn’t writing, she works as a librarian, teaches Welsh and blogs at http:// elizabethjanecorbett.com. She is a reluctant gym member, a lover of red shoes, good coffee, dark chocolate, commuter cycling and, of course, historical fiction. In 2007, an early draft of her historical novel, Chrysalis, was short-listed for a manuscript development award. In 2009, her short story, Beyond the Blackout Curtain, won the Bristol Short Story Prize. More recently, her short story, The Wharfie, received a Highly Commended in the inaugural Boroondara Short Story competition. She has recently completed a complete re-draft her historical novel and is working on final edits prior to submission.

From my website

The Railwayman’s Wife – a review

I had never heard of the acclaimed author Ashely Hay, prior to reading The railwayman’s wife. An arresting cover image of a veiled woman above a misty seascape, overlaid with a deep, cranberry title, caught my eye durIng library shelving time. I picked the book up. Not unusual, I often…

Australian Women Writers’ Challenge 2105

The statistics compiled in conjunction with Australia’s Stella Prize paints a sobering picture of reviewing patterns in Australia. On average, more books by male authors are reviewed by predominantly male reviewers. Why does this concern me? I am a woman. I write. I am also a librarian. On anecdotal, whom-I-serve-at-the-desk…

Fitness trackers – some pleasures and pitfalls

When Andrew first suggested I purchase a fitness tracker, I wasn’t keen on the idea. Sure, I was bewailing a minor weight-gain and had sought his opinion on the matter. But no one likes to be the receiver of home truths. ‘You go to the gym,’ he ventured a tentatively.…

 
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